I have never had ducks. I have a person that wants to give me 10 mixed breed ducks, a mom and 9 babies(2-3 months old), or they will just slaughter them. I have been thinking about raising ducks for eggs and can't really pass up a free flock if I have all the requirements to makes sure they have an adequate place to stay. I have a stall they can be kept in at night that is predator proof, and has bedding already down. What are their HAVE TO HAVE items, and what else is recommended. I have 2 weeks to make a final decision of whether or not to take them. I do not have a pond, but I do have a pool I could use, and we are wanting to dig a pond this summer. So would a pool be sufficient as a temporary water supply for them to swim in?